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Old 01-21-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: NOT a native Pittsburgher
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I'm not sure if the area around Lake Chautauqua qualifies as the Southern Tier or not, but my wife and I have a vacation home up there and love it. The town of Mayville reminds me of Leave it to Beaver. Still a vibrant downtown with local supermarket and hardware stores, restaurants, and bakeries. A lot of the income is from tourists, but since it's the county seat a lot of govt jobs help the local economy.

The 4th of July parade reminds me of my old town in the 60's, and that stuff doesn't happen much anymore.

Go a little north and check out Westfield, seems to be a lot of "old money" there with some great little restaurants.

I would not mind retiring there, except for the 155 inches of snow they have had already this year!

But the eastern part of the county is horrendous. No way that I am living anywhere near Jamestown, NY.
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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But the eastern part of the county is horrendous. No way that I am living anywhere near Jamestown, NY.
What's wrong with the Eastern part of Chautauqua County?
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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But the eastern part of the county is horrendous. No way that I am living anywhere near Jamestown, NY.

C'mon, it's not that bad. Parts of J-Town are nasty, others pretty nice. My wife and I have attended a couple of Double A baseball games there, a good time. Just about all the townships around the lake are nice, some very upper middle class.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Elmira, NY
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Watkins Glen or somewhere around Seneca Lake might be of interest to you. The waterfalls in watkins are beautiful and I sometimes just drive up there to look at the scenery and walk the trails. Seneca Lake has many dinner cruises and Park Station and Mount Pisquah (Spelling?) are only a drive away where their is fishing, swimming, camping, and more. I live in Elmira and love it. Best advice I can offer you is to look up the towns in a search engine and make your decision from there. Good luck and best wishes!
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